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Our expert counselor Alix C. gave a first-hand presentation on the four principles of extracurriculars for college success. Let’s discuss!
The sun beckons out to relax — and yes, relaxation is very important, but summer is a critical time to build on extracurricular activities.
If you do end up needing a portfolio–for a summer program, contest, scholarship application, or anything else–there is nothing worse than facing a stack of college admission applications… and realizing you haven’t kept track of awards, projects, or even well-written English and history papers. Having concrete examples of student work and accomplishments easily on hand will make your family life much less stressful, especially if you aren’t having to hunt through boxes in the attic to meet a last-minute deadline.
Freshman year of high school can be a very stressful time. Often students are nervous about starting a new school, taking harder classes, and the overwhelming number of new activities they can participate in.
Though it may seem early, as an underclassman, you can prepare yourself for college early on and still make the most of your sophomore year.
I recently offered to help my procrastination-prone younger brother edit his college applications. He brought his essays to me the night they were due, giving me his analysis of his own study skills: “I always do my assignments last-minute, and I’m doing fine,” which is ostensibly true—he’s a stellar high school student with impressive extracurriculars.